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Welcome to the exhilarating Skiing Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your knowledge of this winter sport and prove your status as a skiing enthusiast?

We’ve created a set of challenging questions to put your skiing wisdom to the test.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check out our result table to see how well you’ve done.

So, grab your skis, zip up your snowsuit, and let’s hit the slopes as you attempt to glide through this ski trivia challenge!


Table of Contents

1. In which country did skiing originate?

  • A) Switzerland
  • B) Norway
  • C) Canada

2. What term is used to describe skiing with one ski on each foot?

  • A) Cross Country
  • B) Freestyle Skiing
  • C) Alpine Skiing

3. Which of the following is not a skiing style?

  • A) Nordic Combined
  • B) Giant Slalom
  • C) High Jump

4. Which famous skiier is known as the “Herminator”?

  • A) Bode Miller
  • B) Ingemar Stenmark
  • C) Hermann Maier

5. What is the term for skiing up and down mountains through unmarked or unpatrolled areas?

  • A) Freeride Skiing
  • B) Heli-skiing
  • C) Backcountry Skiing

6. In which year did ski jumping become an Olympic sport?

  • A) 1924
  • B) 1936
  • C) 1952

7. Which country has the most Winter Olympic gold medals in skiing?

  • A) Austria
  • B) Switzerland
  • C) Norway

8. What type of skiing discipline combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting?

  • A) Biathlon
  • B) Nordic Combined
  • C) Skiathlon

9. Which female skier holds the record for the most World Cup wins?

  • A) Annemarie Moser-Pröll
  • B) Mikaela Shiffrin
  • C) Ingemar Stenmark

10. What is the term used for a skiing maneuver where the skier jumps into the air and lands backwards?

  • A) 360
  • B) Nose Grab
  • C) Switch

11. Which skiing technique involves sliding downhill with one ski parallel to each other?

  • A) Snowplow
  • B) Carving
  • C) Parallel Skiing

12. What are the short and wide skis used for performing tricks in freestyle skiing called?

  • A) Fat Skis
  • B) Twin Tip Skis
  • C) Snowboards

13. In which country is the famous Hahnenkamm downhill ski race held annually?

  • A) Switzerland
  • B) Austria
  • C) France

14. The word “ski” originates from which language?

  • A) Swedish
  • B) Finnish
  • C) Old Norse

15. Which skiing event requires the competitor to ski down a slope at the fastest time possible?

  • A) Slalom
  • B) Downhill
  • C) Giant Slalom

16. What is the name of the most prestigious award in alpine skiing?

  • A) Crystal Globe
  • B) Olympic Gold Medal
  • C) FIS World Cup Overall Title

17. What piece of skiing equipment connects the ski boot to the ski?

  • A) Ski Binding
  • B) Ski Brake
  • C) Ski Strap

18. What does the abbreviation ‘FIS’ stand for in the context of skiing?

  • A) Federation of International Skiers
  • B) Freestyle International Skiing
  • C) International Ski Federation (in French: Fédération Internationale de Ski)

19. Which of the following is a type of skiing that involves skiing on trails or groomed tracks?

  • A) Cross-Country Skiing
  • B) Freestyle Skiing
  • C) Alpine Skiing

20. What is the name of the skiing technique in which the tips of the skis are close together and the tails are spread wide apart?

  • A) Wedge
  • B) Snowplow
  • C) Parallel Skiing

21. What is the name of the technique where the skier jumps up in the air and crosses their skis in an “X” shape?

  • A) Daffy
  • B) Mule Kick
  • C) Spread Eagle

22. Which of these skiing events is a part of the Winter Olympic Games?

  • A) Speed Skiing
  • B) Halfpipe Competitions
  • C) Skiboarding

23. Which of the following skiing disciplines involves passing through a series of poles or gates?

  • A) Slalom
  • B) Downhill
  • C) Ski Jumping

24. What is the name of the skiing discipline that involves skiing off large jumps while performing aerial maneuvers?

  • A) Skicross
  • B) Mogul Skiing
  • C) Aerials

25. In cross-country skiing, what technique involves pushing off one ski and gliding on the other?

  • A) Herringbone
  • B) Diagonal Stride
  • C) Double Poling

26. Which country has the highest number of ski resorts?

  • A) United States
  • B) France
  • C) Austria

27. What is the name of the plastic device worn to protect the skier’s shins from contact with their boots or poles?

  • A) Shin Guard
  • B) Ski Gaiters
  • C) Boot Buffer

28. What is helicopter skiing also known as?

  • A) Heli-skiing
  • B) Chopper Skiing
  • C) Rotor Skiing

29. What is the term for the deep troughs created in the snow by skiers turning?

  • A) Ruts
  • B) Tracks
  • C) Gullies

30. Which famous American skier won four World Cup overall championships?

  • A) Bode Miller
  • B) Lindsey Vonn
  • C) Julia Mancuso

31. What piece of equipment do skiers use to maintain balance and to push off while skiing?

  • A) Ski Poles
  • B) Ski Boots
  • C) Ski Bindings

32. What type of skiing event involves skiers racing head-to-head down a course filled with jumps and obstacles?

  • A) Snowboard Cross
  • B) Skier Cross (also known as Ski Cross)
  • C) Freestyle Moguls

33. What is the name given to the small, human-made snow bumps on mogul ski courses?

  • A) Snow Berms
  • B) Snow Barriers
  • C) Snow Mounds


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning ‘real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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